Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you obtain a cloud hosting through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use in order to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.